Bowlers to Valpo Crusader Classic

Nov. 7, 2013

Tournament Week #2: Vanderbilt travels to Valparaiso, Ind., for the Crusader Classic Friday through Sunday.

Tourney Information:  The competition takes place at the Inman Recreation Center. There are five rounds of 5-game Bakers Friday, six traditional Team games Saturday with total pin fall setting Sunday's championship bracket, which will be three rounds of best of seven Bakers.

Travel team:   Eight Commodores will make the trip:  juniors Nicole Mosesso and Natalie Goodman, sophomores Robyn Renslow, Amanda Fry, Tori Ferris and freshmen Giselle Poss, Nicole Powell and redshirted freshman Olivia Wirtz.

Participating Teams:   Alma, Arkansas State, Central Missouri, Elmhurst, McKendree, Nebraska, Prairie View, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, Texas Southern, Tulane, UAB, Valparaiso, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin-Whitewater.

About the Field:  Stephen F. Austin is coming off its victory at the New Jersey Jamboree, where it beat 18 other schools including second place Wisconsin-Whitewater.  The Crusader Classic picks up Central Division powers such as No. 1 rated Nebraska and No. 3 Central Missouri.

Tourney Coverage:  Follow the games on Vanderbilt Bowling's Facebook and Twitter accounts.  After each day's play this web site will have a detailed review. 



This Week at Practice:  Vanderbilt had just two practice sessions since Monday is typically an off-day from the lanes and the team leaves Thursday morning.  The team emphasized two points during its practices - improved spare shooting technique and individual attention to detail.

Coach's Comment:  "We are focused on this weekend," John Williamson says. "We learned some lessons last week and I think you will see improvement. There are some very good teams in this field but we are also a good team and we are looking forward to the opportunity to compete."

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